Community & Economic Development

Temporary Fireworks Stands Application Moratorium
During public hearing on Tuesday, May 8, the Board of County Commissioners approved a 30-day moratorium on applications for temporary fireworks stands and tents. This means Adams County will not accept or process these applications until the end of the moratorium. The county is currently considering amendments to the zoning regulations for temporary fireworks stands, and it is common practice to put a moratorium in place while zoning changes are considered to create clarity and avoid the chance that additional applications will be approved under the current regulations. Read more.

The Community & Economic Development Department serves Adams County through an integrated and equitable approach to planning and community investment. We partner with neighborhoods, businesses, agencies, and others to bring about positive change for Adams County. Our direct responsibilities include economic development, community development, one-stop development services, land use and development review, building inspection, code enforcement, graffiti abatement, animal management, and the office of emergency management. For more information, please consult the department’s menu.

UPDATE: Visit for new information about the public comment period for the Adams County 2018 draft Balanced Housing Plan.

Need a Permit?

Using the E-Permit Center, you can apply for, review, pay for, and print out building permits at any time from any computer or mobile device. In addition, residents and developers can use the E-Permit Center to schedule conceptual review meetings to get early input on more complex projects such as subdivisions and rezoning requests.




Other permits include:

Adams County Development Tour

The Development Tour is an interactive map showing current projects across Adams County with photos, information, and more.

Adams County Development Tour

Eye on Adams

Eye on Adams is an online resource that allows users to track building permits, code violations, and dozens of other functions in unincorporated portions of Adams County. Search by address, neighborhood, zip code, or project with a few simple clicks in this interactive map and view a video overview of Eye on Adams:

Kristin Sullivan
4430 S. Adams County Pkwy.
1st Floor, Suite W2000
Brighton, CO 80601
Ph: 720.523.6800
Fx: 720.523.6998
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
(excluding holidays)